Ittel Pots in Other Collections
The Longwood Gardens’ cascade
pomegranate is in this
hexagonal cascade pot (just
showing behind my arm).
This large pot (15” diameter) is in the
collection of Leonard Abramson. The 10”
version is available.
Five kusamono pots in the collection
of Tona Huiner.
This large cascade procumbens nana
juniper is in the collection of Steve Ittel
in a custom pot by Steve Ittel. It is a
little difficult to see in a picture, but from
the side, you might detect that the front,
center of the pot has “rolled down” to
allow the cascade to exit the pot at a
Because of his age and lack of assistance in caring for his bonsai collection, Ittel has
sworn off large forest plantings on slabs. They are simply to unwieldy to handle alone.
The solution to the problem is shown here. Three reasonably-sized pots, each
containing one third of a forest are placed in contact side-by-side. They are easy to
handle one at a time. This forest is fledgling, but the aim is to have the moss ground
cover grow over the top of the four sides where the pots are in contact, so the
connections will be less obvious, but the front seams are to remain very apparent to the
Equisetum hyemale (affine) (Dwarf
Horsetail) and Ledebouria cooperi (Striped
squill) in Ittel kusamono pots.
Steve Ittel collection